Communities in Numbers is a social and economic modelling company run by Professor Robert Tanton. I am an economist with more than 30 years experience in the public sector and academia, including 5 years (2015 – 2020) as Director for the reputable National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra.
I am now working full time running a private social and economic research company from Manton, near Yass in NSW. I bring the complex modelling techniques that I led at NATSEM to my work with the public service, NGO’s, local councils, and others. Details of the work I do are listed below.
I am passionate about applying modelling techniques to help solve complex problems, as well as informing policy to help increase the wellbeing of residents in local communities in Australia and internationally. I can also help clients with economic, social and demographic modelling, what-if analysis and training in interpreting econometric models and finding and using statistics. My work so far is listed here.
Economic modelling to identify economic costs and benefits of infrastructure proposals.
Training to help your staff understand the output from econometric modelling, or identify and analyse data.